Robert Smith (1769-1847)
Robert Smith was born in Wolverhampton. He was converted at the age of fifteen and later came under the influence of the Methodist preacher Richard Rodda. Smith entered the itinerancy in 1792 and exercised an active circuit ministry until 1820 when he was appointed governor of Kingswood School, an office that he held until superannuation 1843. He also served for two years as Secretary of Missions.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1848 and Hill's Arrangement 1841